Finbar O'Mallon, Canberra Times

Finbar O'Mallon

Canberra Times

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Finbar:

Teen drowns in Christmas surfing tragedy

A teenager has been killed and two other men hospitalised after a surfing tragedy (Diego Fedele/AAP PHOTOS) A teenager has drowned and two other men have been hospitalised after running into trouble surfing. → Read More

Telstra sorry for private data online leak

The names, numbers and addresses of thousands of unlisted customers were accidentally leaked. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS) Telstra has apologised to thousands of Australians who had their details published accidentally online by the communications giant. → Read More

Australian man confirmed killed in Ukraine

An Australian man has died while providing humanitarian aid in war-torn Ukraine, the prime minister has confirmed. Michael... → Read More

Has doom scrolling given you 'tech neck'?

Have you been getting neck pains after spending a bit too much time on your phone during lockdown? Chiropractors say you might be suffering "tech neck". → Read More

Eyes on PM as nation awaits election call

Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison have released campaign pitches for a May federal election. Australians will soon learn when they will get to cast their ballots after a tumultuous three years for the economy, health and global security. → Read More

Thousands homeless in northern NSW

People in South Ballina have been told it is too late to leave as floodwaters hit the northern NSW town. The State Emergency Service performed 932 flood rescu... → Read More

Virus spread masked by lack of tests, irregular reporting

Experts say Australia should have a national approach to reporting negative and positive rapid COVID-19 tests. → Read More

Australia COVID: SA urged to keep border open as NSW, Victoria stay the course

Canberra and business groups tell South Australia not to backflip on reopening borders. → Read More

Gen Z workers willing to reject jobs based on climate change values

People aged 18 to 24 are more likely to choose a company based on its climate change policies than older workers. → Read More

NSW COVID-19 cases set to rise as the state opens up

The state can expect to see a surge in cases, but high vaccination rates are expected to curb the worst effects. → Read More

Conservative reformer: Dominic Perrottet

What should NSW expect from a new Premier who says he is inspired by John Howard, Paul Keating, and Donald Trump? → Read More

NSW refuses to give business reopening date

NSW businesses are told to make their own decisions when to take bookings ahead of reopening, as the Treasurer calls for more freedoms for the unvaccinated. → Read More

‘Chaos will ensue’: NSW businesses seek early advice on health orders

Businesses want the NSW government to release draft public health orders for when the state reopens at 70 per cent. → Read More

NSW records worst day yet as Premier pushes ahead with reopening

NSW has reported its worst day for new local cases since the coronavirus pandemic began as Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned the situation will worsen. → Read More

NSW COVID-19: restrictions extended, mass vaccination centre opens at Olympic Park

NSW residents aged 40 to 49 will receive unused vaccine doses in a matter of weeks as the state opens a mass vaccination hub in Sydney. → Read More

‘Never going back’: pandemic pushes Australians to digital wallets

A new survey found nearly half of Australians set up a digital wallet during the pandemic which industry heads say ‘sped up the inevitable’ digital switch. → Read More

NSW seeks lion’s share of coronavirus vaccine

NSW has called for a larger share of the vaccine due to its bigger hotel quarantine program. → Read More

Australia reopening but WA remains the holdout

Australian is slowly reopening as more jurisdictions lift borders to Sydneysiders, but residents there still face a mixed bag of health travel restrictions. → Read More

Australia goes four days without new cases as industries call for help

MPs from Sydney's northern beaches want support packages that could be applied nationally for future lockdowns. → Read More

Coronavirus NSW: Masks compulsory in Sydney from Monday

Sydneysiders are now required to wear masks, with police to start issuing fines for non-compliance from midnight on Monday. → Read More